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Etaples Military Cemetery

Chemin Departemental 940, 62630 Etaples, France
+33 3 21 09 56 94
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Beautiful & Peaceful

We visit this Cemetery every year to pay our respects to a family member and visit his grave. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue01827
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Very serene - not to be missed

Do not miss if you are in the area. Very sad and moving at the waste of life war is - over 11,000... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salmo01
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Scotland
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Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne. The cemetery contains 10,771 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the earliest dating from May 1915. 35 Of these burials are unidentified.
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Chemin Departemental 940, 62630 Etaples, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit this Cemetery every year to pay our respects to a family member and visit his grave. It is always so well kept, so peaceful and a lovely place to reflect on how lucky we are.

Thank Sue01827
Reviewed 3 days ago

Do not miss if you are in the area. Very sad and moving at the waste of life war is - over 11,000 lie here in a beautifully maintained cemetery.

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you need an excuse not to fight wars, this is it. So many young men ( several women nurses) , cut down in their prime, lay here. A poignant visit.

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the biggest military cemetary of the Commonwealth in France. During WW1 the area around Etaples was build up area for the front and had a lot of military hospitals. Hence the more than 11.000 graves. Notable are also the graves of civilians, the...More

Thank Michel D
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This perfectly maintained cemetery from the fallen in WW1 is worth a visit. It should be mandatory for youth to realize that they could the next ones when a war breaks out. These monuments should be cherished.

Thank Koen V
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Everyone at some point in their life should visit such a place as this. It's humbling to say the least.

Thank TyroneM378
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Travel from Calais Frethun to Etaples is the misleading advice given by SNCF. Calais Frethun is some 10km from the port whereas Calais Ville is close by. On the return I paid less than 1 Euro to have my train ticket extended to take me...More

Thank johncapel
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this since it was the centenary of the death of my uncle of wounds in the military hospital in the First World War. It is kept to a very high standard which shows the respect shown to the soldiers buried there

Thank Roderick M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

One of the biggest WW military cemeteries I've seen over the years, even bigger than Tyne Cot. Beautifully arranged endless rows of tombs, take some time to ponder about the loss of lives that occurred to make sure we're all free in the western world...

Thank Cimmerianbloke
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is a mighty impressive site. Over 11.400 heros who gave their all in WW1. And 121 in WW2. Friend and foe! Entrance is not good located and not paved. Strange. Than You have a great view from above. The stonemarkers have chilling messages from...More

Thank MJbLimbricht
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Aisha2705
21 April 2016|
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Response from Marsha M | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can visit any time during day time hours. There is a lay-by outside where you can park. Just like any other military cemetery it is a very tranquil spot. Hope this helps.
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563sue
1 March 2016|
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Response from Geoff L | Reviewed this property |
From the wording of your question, it would seem that hiring a car would not be feasible as you say they will NEED to use public transport. That's a shame, because it would be by far the easiest (and I suspect, cheapest... More
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bmckenzOz
13 September 2015|
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Response from Alan157243 | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember there isn't a bus stop outside the cemetery just long lay-bys for organised bus tours and car parking, if you are staying local then a taxi is your best option I'm sure the driver who takes you there... More
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